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 Post subject: Redtail Hawk in Flight
PostPosted: Thu Mar 04, 2010 5:18 pm 
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I really stink at capturing birds in flight. The shots are deleted and it's chalked up as another learning experience.

Today I almost got lucky. But sun angle was bad and I wasn't in position for a shot when the hawk was coming toward me. But I did manage to get something that wasn't deleted without fanfare. That's an improvement. :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Redtail Hawk in Flight
PostPosted: Thu Mar 04, 2010 5:26 pm 
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that's a really good shot randy - nice and tight in on him/her and nice a clear!! it's SO hard to get good shots even when they're sitting still - to be successful and with such a clear pic when the bird is in flight is a serious accomplishment!!!

i missed a shot of some kind of hawk (we have a couple kinds here) that was sitting on the railing of my porch last week when it was snowing. would have been a fabulous pic since it was sitting there only about 5 feet from the window - the cat ruined it by jumping up on the windowsill and it took off...


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 Post subject: Re: Redtail Hawk in Flight
PostPosted: Thu Mar 04, 2010 5:33 pm 
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Thanks. At some point I'm going to invest in a hide so these shots come easier.

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 Post subject: Re: Redtail Hawk in Flight
PostPosted: Thu Mar 04, 2010 9:59 pm 
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I think it's a great shot, knowing how hard it is to get any. We have a pair of red tails that nest nearby (used to be next door until a big house went in). This time of year when the skies clear, they're out soaring, seeming to enjoy the sunny days. They like to fold their wings back and dive and they do go fast when they do that. They come down low sometimes, but never when I have my camera of course. I usually hear them before I see them, so I always stop to watch them.

We see bald eagles a few times in the spring too, then more in the fall. often with young ones.

Keep up the good work!


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